Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies



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Servings: 60
Yield: about 60 cookies
Prep Time: 30 mins
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Ingredients
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    2   cups 
    butter, softened
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    2   cups 
    granulated sugar
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    2   teaspoons 
    baking powder
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    2   teaspoons 
    baking soda
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    1   teaspoon 
    salt
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground nutmeg
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    2   
    eggs
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    2   teaspoons 
    vanilla
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    1  15  ounce can 
    pumpkin
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    4   cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1/2  cup 
    butter
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    1/2  cup 
    packed brown sugar
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    1/4  cup 
    milk
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
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    2 3/4  cups 
    powdered sugar
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    Ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat 2 cups butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat until combined, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla; beat until combined. Beat in pumpkin. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
2.
Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until tops are set. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; let cool.
3.
In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter and brown sugar until melted and smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. Stir in milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread frosting on cookies. If desired, sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Makes about 60 cookies.
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